Re: [rumor] Patrick Sharp is in the block
Bickell is not going to get bought out. He is a valuable member of the team and at 4 M per is not that much overpaid. He was on the top line for the entire playoffs and was one of the Hawks most productive players in the first 2 rounds. This is 3 out of the last 4 years that Bickell has been a successful postseason player. He brings size, a good wrister, and the willingness to work in the tough areas that is needed on the Hawks. People want to look at the last regular season. He missed time with an injury and played on the 3rd line for large chunks of the season which contributes to his lack of points. Plus, he simply does not play the same game in the regular season as he does in the playoffs. There was a game in March against St Louis where he was an absolute monster. He did not play like that again till the playoffs.
Originally Posted by ericdaoust
In terms of Sharp, I have been advocating his trade for a while for a 2nd line center. I keep getting in debates with people that wouldn't trade him for Thornton and it just boggles my mind. Since Q won't play Sharp at C, he is playing a position that can be covered within the Hawks system. Plus, he turns 33 in December and the wheels are the first thing to go. Thornton and Sharp will have similar production the next 3 years IMO while Thornton plays the position the Hawks need to fill. And it also gives TT time to develop on the 3rd line. I don't know if a Thornton/Sharp works for SJ but I would be all over it if I were the Hawks brass.
Salary Cap/Dynasty 2014 and 2015 B2B Champion
G, A, PTS, PPP, PIM, +/-, Shots, W, GAA, SV%
C- Tavares, Getzlaf, Backstrom, Turris, Bjugstad
RW- Perry, Carter, Gaborik, Nyquist, Nichushkin, Vrbata
LW- Duchene, Kucherov, Huberdeau, Cammallari, Teräväinen, Downie
D- Karlsson, Hedman, Phaneuf, Muzzin, Enstrom, Trouba, Ellis, Demers
G- Dubnyk, Halak, Howard, Hiller, Lack, Darling
Farm- Duclair, Pastrnak, Lazar, Jaskin, ALee, Pétan,